A review of permit data for new swimming pool construction in Texas from January through June 2021
Since the start of this year, new swimming pool construction has been on the rise across the Lone Star State. Through Q2-2021, there has been a massive 60 percent increase in new pool construction (vs. Q2-2020), resulting in nearly 6,900 new permits added to the HBW database. In all four major metro regions reviewed (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio), there have been year-over-year increases ranging from 5 percent (San Antonio) to 78 percent (Houston), with all areas demonstrating gains over the previous year.
Although there have been significant increases in new pool construction activity in every area, just about 85 percent of all new swimming pool construction through the second quarter of this year has taken place in Dallas and Houston.
Here is a closer look at the total permits, leading counties and year-over-year gains in each of the four metro regions of Texas:
Out of the four Texas areas reviewed, Dallas carried the greatest volume of new pool construction, having more than 3,380 new permits on record with HBW through Q2-2021; this reflects an impressive 67 percent increase in new swimming pool construction in comparison to the same period last year. Out of the six counties that make up the Dallas area, nearly 60 percent of all new permits originated from Collin County and Tarrant County where there were 1,118 and 868 new permits on record respectively.
New swimming pool construction in the Houston area has been on an upward climb since 2018, and that pattern appears to be sustained so far this year. From January through June of this year, there have been 2,460 new swimming pool construction permits in the Houston area, reflecting a major 78 percent year-over-year increase. Out of the five counties that make up the Houston area, more than half originated from Harris County where there were 1,485 new permits on record for the six-month period.
In the Austin area, new pool construction activity has been on the rise over the last five years, and from the latest reports, the upward pattern has continued so far this year. Through the second quarter of 2021, there has been a 25 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction in the Austin area, resulting in 670 new permits added to the HBW database. Out of the four counties that make up the area, nearly all new pool construction has been taking place in the two counties of Travis (395 permits) and Williamson (239 permits).
Through the second quarter of this year, there have been 375 new swimming pool permits added to the HBW for the San Antonio area, reflecting a 5 percent increase in comparison to the same period last year. Out of the three counties that make up the San Antonio area, the highest concentration of new pool construction activity could be found in Bexar County where there were 211 new permits on record with HBW for the six-month period.
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